The company did not specify whether García Martínez was fired or left the firm voluntarily.
Apple cut off relationships with one of its advertising technology executives, Antonio García Martínez, following sexist comments. This included in a book published in 2016, the company confirmed on Thursday.
Cupertino’s company (California, USA) did not specify whether García Martínez was fired or left the firm voluntarily. Still, it merely confirmed that the executive – hired just a few weeks ago – no longer works for them.
“At Apple, we have always strived to create an inclusive and inclusive workplace where everyone is respected and accepted. Behaviors that degrade or discriminate against people because of who they are do not take place here,” the company said in a statement.
García Martínez, born in the United States to Cuban parents and dual U.S. and Spanish nationality, is the author of a book published in 2016. He recounts his experience working for Facebook, one of his former employers.
In it, he devotes some sentences to exposing his impressions of most women in the San Francisco Bay Area, which he describes as “weak and weak, spoiled and naive even though they boast of cosmopolitans, and generally laden with nonsense.”
After selecting this and several other excerpts from his book, more than 2,000 Apple employees signed a petition asking the company to review Garcia Martinez’s hiring, as Garcia Martinez “sowed doubts about the company’s culture of inclusion.”